Nikon recently announced the latest addition to their DSLR camera range, the new Nikon D800 which has now gone on sale in Japan and Europe.
The Nikon D800 features a 36.3 megapixel FX-format (35.9 x 24mm) sensor, plus a new EXPEED 3 image processing engine and a 91K-pixel RGB sensor and a 51 point auto-focus system.
And it looks like the Nikon D800 is already sold out, in Japan according to the guys over at the Verge, the D800 is expected to launch in the US soon.
The Nikon D800 will retail for $2,995.95 when it launches in the US, and we suspect this is going to be a very popular DSLR for Nikon.
Pentax have this week launched a new limited edition silver version of their K-5 DLSR camera, which sports similar lines to the Pentax K-7. Pentax has launched their new Pentax K-5 to give the DLSR a facelift and will only be available as a limited edition of 1,500 sets worldwide.
For a recap the Pentax K-5 is equipped with a 16.3-megapixel sensor, together with a 3 inch 921k dot LCD display, plus support for SD/SDHC cards. It also features an ISO range between ISO range of 100 to 12800, and 11 point autofocus system and a 7fps burst mode and high ISO performance with improved noise control.
The new Pentax K-5 Limited Edition Silver bundle will consist of the Pentax K-5 digital SLR camera body together with the new, ultra thin smc Pentax-DA 40mm F2.8 XS lens, which is available to purchase for $1600.
Source: Hot Hardware
We have already heard some rumored specifications on the new Nikon D800, and now the guys over at Nikon Rumors have managed to get their hands on some photos of the D800.
The Nikon D800 is reported to be smaller and lighter than the existing D700 and will apparently come with a 36MP sensor, plus a slightly larger display the the D700 and also better video quality than the D3S.
Other details include auto-focus identical to the D3/D700, plus CF and SD card slots, and it will be able to record video in 1080p/30/25/24 and 720p/60/30/25/24.
There are no details as yet when the Nikon D800 will be officially announced, as soon as we get some more information we will let you guys know.
Source Nikon Rumors
Look out, Hollywood! Canon just hit the big-time, with a couple of new product introductions that’ll certainly have mainstays in the cinema business thinking twice about their strategy. The company’s all-new cinema lens lineup is being launched alongside an entire Cinema EOS System. It’s a full-fledged entry into the motion picture production industry, which offers compatibility with Canon’s wide array of high-performance EF lenses.
With the debut of the Cinema EOS System, Canon today introduced seven new 4K EF Cinema Lenses—four zoom lenses and three single-focal-length models—which complement the company’s current diverse lineup of interchangeable EF lenses for EOS SLR cameras. The company also announced the launch of the EOS C300/C300 PL interchangeable-lens digital cinema camera, equipped with a Super 35-mm-equivalent CMOS sensor, and a new digital SLR camera currently under development that features a 35 mm full-frame CMOS sensor supporting the recording of 4K video.
The Canon EOS C300/C300 PL is an all new digital cinema camera available in two models: the EOS C300, equipped with an EF lens mount for compatibility with the wide array of lenses that make up Canon’s current interchangeable EF lens lineup; and the EOS C300 PL, offering a PL lens mount for use with industry-standard PL lenses. The camera features a Super 35 mm-equivalent approximately 8.29-megapixel CMOS sensor ideally suited for digital cinematography.
As if that weren’t enough, there’s also a new movie-focused DSLR with a 4K function that’s under development. It’ll be outfitted with a 5 mm full-frame CMOS sensor and supporting the recording of 4K video* (at a frame rate of 24P, with Motion-JPEG compression). Pricing for this one clearly isn’t out yet, but the C300 will be pegged at around $20,000. Quite steep for you and us, sure, but for a movie maker? It’s a bargain!
More information has been leaked from Germany this time about the new Sony A77 specifications together with a few new images of the camera that is shortly to be launched by Sony.
The A77 will be equipped with a 24.3 MP Exmor HD CMOS sensor supported by 19 points AF sensor with 11 cross sensors. It will also include ISO 100-16000, with expandable ISO 50 option, 1920 x 1080 60p/24p AVCHD 2.0 together with P/A/S/M manual controls while recording video.
The A77 will also include a completely new developed Bionz processor, TrueBlack 921k 3-way tilt LCD, 3 million dot OLED viewfinder, Smart teleconverter function with 1.4x and 2.0x option and built in flash. Its body will be constructed from Magnesium alloy weighing 680g, and retail for around $1000-$1200 once launched.
As soon as anything official is released or announced by Sony about the new A77 we will keep you updated.
Source: Sony Alpha Rumours
Sure, you’ve seen cameras with interchangeable lenses — you might even own one or two — but a cam that lets you swap out the sensor with the lens? Now that’s pretty unique. Ricoh’s GXR has been around since 2009 and does exactly that, with four lens / sensor combos, including two zooms and a pair of fixed lenses. Now, the company has confirmed that its new Leica M-mount module will ship on September 9th, letting you use your existing Leica lenses with the GXR. The module includes a 12.3 megapixel APS-C sensor and has a 27.8mm Leica M bayonet mount, with support for RAW image capture and 720p video. It also has an “open” price, which means it’s still anyone’s guess as to how much you’ll be shelling over. But if you own a collection of Leica glass and are interested in experimenting with such a unique sensor-swapping camera system, you’re probably somewhat open to open pricing.